Join The Team

We are currently recruiting Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses. 

Please see the advert below for futher information. 


Veterinary Surgeons

Exciting opportunities to join our dynamic team at Shepherds the Vets, South Wales.

We are an independent and growing, small animal and exotics practice, with an accredited RCVS hospital and 3 branches.

We are proud to have a purpose-built hospital with all the facilities and equipment to enable us to deliver a gold standard level of animal care.

Due to continuing organic growth, we are currently looking to recruit a permanent veterinary surgeon.

The current practice team is made up of 14 vets. We have a supportive team with that works hard and socialises together, there is a healthy mix of newly qualified vets and highly experienced vets. 

For an experienced veterinary surgeon (Minimum 2 years UK experience post qualification), we offer the opportunity to expand surgical experience through a busy and varied surgical list, gain sole charge experience at branch level, further enhance medical knowledge via our busy hospital ward and in-house emergency service. We are fully supportive further training ambitions and certificates are encouraged.

 Our team contains multiple certificate holders, both vets and nurses. In addition, we collaborate with visiting specialists in cardiology and ophthalmology. As a result, we are very fortunate not to refer many cases and to provide a full and varied in-house service.

We have a great team of nurses who will support you. This includes a head nurse, a specialist theatre nurse, 8 RVN’s and 8 SVN’s. Our fantastic nurses are here 24-7 and answer our out of hour’s calls.

This means that you’re on-call duty only involves the actual emergency work.  

We pride ourselves on providing a full out of hours’ emergency service and this is shared on a rota basis.

Weekend coverage is 1 in 4. However, the practice believes in true work live balance and to ensure our Vets get this balance right there are rota’ d days off after OOH work. While on call you have the support of a senior vet as “back up” to discuss cases, assist you and attend if required.

Competitive salary package dependant on experience, CPD allowance, RCVS Fees paid, 5 weeks holiday.

For more information please contact Julia Collins on 00441656 653918

Applications should be e mailed in the form of a CV with covering letter by to


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Qualified nurse (RVN) - £33,280 for 40h FT

Part time applications are actively encouraged.

Happy to support newly qualified RVNs in the transition to their new role.

We are looking for an RVN to join our independent RCVS accredited small animal hospital Shepherds The Vets in Bridgend, South Wales.

You will be joining a team of over 20 qualified and training nurses including those with further qualifications and interests in anaesthesia, exotics , feline medicine and behaviour. We fund and fully support further development in areas of your interest.

Our hospital provides a comprehensive clinical service including offering referral level orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, services in exotics and our own inpatient/emergency service.

This is a varied role; managing inpatients, monitoring anaesthesia, assisting in surgical and diagnostic procedures, consulting in nurse clinics, dispensing medications, triaging patients and advising clients.

We believe providing OOH to our own clients allows the best clinical care and job satisfaction. The role includes a share in the OOH rota (weekends, bank holidays and nights). These are working shifts and recovery time is provided. You are welcome to view an example rota.

Our nurses are an integral part of our team and facilitated to utilise their skills to the maximum. We support schedule 3 procedures and a holistic approach to patient care that involves nursing expertise. Our nurses are actively involved in clinical governance and the direction of the practice.

28 days holiday with the opportunity to purchase an extra week. Discount for Nuffield Health. Health service access. Paid overtime (exceptionally rare due to a shift system that allows you to walk out the door bang on time)

Please send your CV and covering letter to if you would like to discuss further or apply.



"Everything was excellent from start to finish. The place looked clean and nice and all the staff were kind to both me and my pet, Brenin who was in pain. The love of animals by the staff was obvious. I really appreciate everything....."
"The whole team have been marvellous and constantly kept me updates about my dog who stayed in the vets for 48 hrs. They have been excellent in every way x"
"Great and caring staff, excellent premises"
"Nice place friendly staff and even my grumpy cat likes it."
"Always friendly staff and explain everything to you and my dog always feels relaxed there"
"All the team at Shepherds did a fantastic job looking after our dog, who was an inpatient for 9 days. They were all so caring and he even looks forward to going back to see them for his ongoing care"
"From reception through to treatment the service was faultless. Excellent facilities from parking, waiting area and treatment rooms"
"When time were sad they were there when we need them. Amazing team and I would recommend this vets to anyone and everyone"
"It was our first visit as recently moved to the area and I'm happy to say we have found the vets to look after our animal family member"
"So so helpful and always make you feel welcome and caring about your pet. Highly recommend them if you ever have problems with your dog cat rabbit etc etc"
"I have to say a big thank you to all that looked after my Molly all staff are friendly and everything is explained to you and you can genuinely see that they love animals. Highly recommend Shepherds Veterinary"
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